Hazelnuts, or “filberts” as the locals like to call ’em, are closely tied to the history, culture and tradition of our area, particularly for the many farming communities surrounding Canby. And since 2014, that history and culture has been celebrated at the Donald Hazelnut Festival each year, with all the staples you’d expect: food, a classic car show and a parade.
Not this year, though. Sadly, due to a lack of volunteers, the 2019 iteration of the Donald Hazelnut Festival has been canceled. According to a post on the event’s Facebook page, organizers hope this is just a temporary setback, as they reorganize and focus on a reboot in 2020.
Organizers are holding a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald Community Center to discuss the future. They are seeking folks to help fill open board and committee positions.
“2019 will be a good year to plan other activities and use the opportunity to plan for 2020,” a Facebook post reads. “You will be welcomed with open arms. If you have enjoyed the festival in the past and want to see it continue, please get involved.”
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